Urine Blockage in Newborns (cont.)

Hope Through Research

Researchers from universities and government agencies are working to understand the causes of urinary birth defects and to find more effective treatments. Through its Pediatric Urology Program, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases funds research into bladder and urinary tract development, prenatal interventions for urinary tract disorders, and bladder abnormalities associated with spina bifida. Additionally, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development has established the Birth Defects Initiative to study the genetic and molecular mechanisms underlying developmental processes of the fetus.

For More Information

American Urological Association, Inc.
1000 Corporate Boulevard
Linthicum, MD 21090
Phone: 1–866–RING–AUA (746–4282) or 410–689–3700
Email: aua@auanet.org
Internet: www.urologyhealth.org

March of Dimes
1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY 10605
Email: askus@marchofdimes.com
Internet: www.marchofdimes.com

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Information Resource Center
P.O. Box 3006
Rockville, MD 20847
Phone: 1–800–370–2943
Email: nichdinformationresourcecenter@mail.nih.gov
Internet: www.nichd.nih.gov

SOURCE:

National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health


Last Editorial Review: 4/20/2010 4:00:12 PM


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